October, 2013

Staph infections and eczema: What's the connection?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Martin McGavin, PhD, of the Departments of Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology, is one of the authors on a new paper published by Nature looking at the possible connection between staph infections and eczema, a red, itchy skin condition. … (Read More)

London makes the Top Ten for Hospital-Based Research in Canada

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A new report shows London ranks among the top ten research hospitals in Canada. According to the 2013 edition of, "Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals List," Lawson Health Research Institute is ranked ninth in the country. … (Read More)

Dr. William Wall Receives Medical Achievement Award from the David Foster Foundation

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Congratulations Dr. William Wall on receiving the Medical Achievement Award from the David Foster Foundation. Dr. Wall will be presented the award on December 5, at the Foundation's annual fundraising gala in Toronto. … (Read More)

New imaging research shows increased iron in the brain in earliest stages of MS

Monday, October 28, 2013

While it's been known for over a century that iron deposits in the brain play a role in the pathology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), new imaging research from Robarts Research Institute helps to answer the question of whether these accumulations are a cause or consequence of the disease. … (Read More)

London Health Research Day Keynote Speaker Announced

Monday, October 28, 2013

Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 London Health Research Day. … (Read More)

Chair/Chief of the Department of Surgery

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, invite applications/nominations for the position of Chair/Chief of the Department of Surgery … (Read More)

Western University among Canada's Top 100 Employers

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Western University has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014. Western employs more than 13,000 people and receives more than 32,000 applications each year. … (Read More)

Movember Canada funds men's mental health research

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Older men have the highest suicide rate in Canada, and their risk increases after retirement. Through a $575,255 grant from Movember Canada, Dr. Marnin Heisel, of the Departments of Pyschiatry, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will lead new research to enhance their mental health. … (Read More)

CIHR Operating Grants released

Friday, October 18, 2013

We are pleased to announce CIHR operating grants to principal investigators Harvey Goldberg and Dean Betts. These were pending from the 2013 competition announced earlier this year. … (Read More)

Gairdner Foundation Lecture on Monday

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Gairdner Foundation and Western University are pleased to present the Gairdner Foundation's National Program lecture series on Monday, October 21st at 10:00 a.m. in Auditorium A, University Hospital. … (Read More)

The Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine officially opens

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry today officially opened The Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. … (Read More)

Protective pathway identified to counter toxicity associated with Alzheimer's disease

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New research led by Marco Prado, PhD, of the Robarts Research Institute, has identified a pathway used by the brain to try to protect itself from toxicity that occurs with Alzheimer's disease (AD). … (Read More)

Damien Pike receives international research prize from the Radiological Society of North America

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Each year the RSNA awards the Trainee Research Prize (Physics) to recognize 20 research trainees and their outstanding scientific contribution to imaging research. The award is the highest honour for a physics trainee at the RSNA annual meeting … (Read More)

Dean's Stipend for Graduate Research presented

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Four outstanding graduate students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have received the 2013 Dean's Stipend for Graduate Research. … (Read More)

Faculty members recognized for 10 years of mentorship

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This week, Learner Equity & Wellness recognized 10 dedicated Schulich Medicine faculty members for their ongoing commitment to providing mentorship to undergraduate medical students. … (Read More)

Dr. James Calvin appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dr. James Calvin has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective November 1, 2013 … (Read More)

CUPE 1393 Ratifies agreement with University of Windsor

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The labour disruption that impacted staffing at the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Program has ended with a new agreement with 281 technical, trades and professional staff being ratified on October 9, 2013. … (Read More)

New look at old procedure offering hope

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Revisiting the idea of how and when organs can be donated has given 50 individuals in London new life - literally - thanks to Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro and his colleagues. … (Read More)

Statement by President Chakma on release of Loubani and Greyson

Monday, October 7, 2013

On behalf of Western University, I want to express how pleased we are to learn that Dr. Tarek Loubani, an assistant professor in our Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and John Greyson, a York University professor and filmmaker, have been released from prison in Egypt. … (Read More)

Three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry staff members honoured as Western Award of Excellence recipients

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Congratulations Peggy Vandervoort, Susan Smyth and Mary Peterson on being honoured as Western Award of Excellence winners. The internal award is designed to recognize the tremendous work staff performs in support of providing an outstanding Western Experience … (Read More)

Schulich Medicine Resident receives Vanier Canada Scholarship

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Faizal Haji, on receiving a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Dr. Haji is a resident with the Division of Neurosurgery and Clinician Investigator Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and a PhD candidate in Medical Science at the University of Toronto. … (Read More)

Dr. Taryn Taylor awarded Best Resident Paper at the 2013 International Conference on Residency Education

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Congratulations Dr. Taryn Taylor on being awarded Best Resident Paper at the International Conference on Residency Education, for her presentation titled "To stay or not to stay: A grounded theory study of the post-call behaviours and rationalizations of postgraduate medical trainees." … (Read More)

New research offers potential to advance personalized treatment of neurological disease

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New research led by Dr. Matthew Hebb of Western University has demonstrated for the first time, how small brain biopsies may be used to grow large numbers of cells that could possibly be transplanted back into the patient's own brain. … (Read More)